Meet our volunteer tour guides

Michael Lee, Volunteer Tour Guide

Nurse Practitioner

When did you start at Ontario Shores? 2005


What interests you about being a Tour Guide?
I enjoy the community engagement aspect of tours and being able to educate visitors about the Mental Health System, while reducing the stigma around mental illness.

KatyKaty Baron

Secretary of Volunteer Services, Communications and Spiritual Care

When did you start at Ontario Shores? March 2014

Business Administration, 911 Communications and Volunteer Management

What do you like about being a tour guide?
I like meeting new people and showing them our excellent facility that through strategic design promotes mental wellness and healing. I also enjoy reducing the stigma that surrounds mental illness by introducing community members, students and family members to Ontario Shores.

KylieKylie Hewson

Coordinator, Support Services

When did you start at Ontario Shores?
Security Officer – April 2013
Coordinator – July 2017

Durham College – Law and Security Administration (2012)
Durham College – Advanced Law Enforcement and Investigations (2013)
Government of Ontario – Correctional Officer Training and Assessment Program (2017)

What do I like about being a tour guide?
I love educating tour participants about Ontario Shores and all the programs it has to offer. I’m looking forward to decreasing the stigma associated with mental health and Ontario Shores.


Chris Bovie

Position: External Relations Officer